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Springtime Fun at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

By Mari Klebe Spring is here to stay! There are so many sayings about spring… April showers bring May flowers… Spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb (or vice versa) Spring is in the air… This is Minnesota, winter is always right around the corner but I’m going to assume...

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Where’s the Plan for Reopening Business?

We’re a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and there finally seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Minnesota’s COVID-19 cases are going down, vaccinations are going up and we’re on the path to protecting the state’s most vulnerable. As our situation improves we look...

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Shop Local

The Willmar Lakes Area retail businesses are OPEN and are following the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Many businesses continue to offer online shopping, gift card purchases and curbside pickup. Click on the individual businesses to see what they are offering. Now more than ever, we encourage you to support our...

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Top 4 Ways to Beat Boredom

By Tanya Rosenau I don’t know about you, but I’m not used to just going from home to work and back. I like to be out on the town, shopping, seeing the sights, being involved in the many events and activities going on in the Willmar Lakes Area. This...

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Current Dining Options

In need of a delicious lunch or supper, but not sure where to go? We’re here to help! The Willmar Lakes Area is home to a wide variety of places to eat and drink.  Our restaurants and bars are open, following safety protocols and ready to serve you.  If...

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The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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